Tag: United States

  • It’s a big election year around the world. Here’s where the pros are watching

    It’s a big election year around the world. Here’s where the pros are watching

    2024 is set to be a major election year, with over 75 countries heading to the polls. The Economist Intelligence Unit says that more than four billion people — or over half of the world’s population — live in countries with elections expected this year. These range from the U.K. and the U.S., to Russia,…

  • Santa Claus rally is in trouble, may signal weaker stocks

    Santa Claus rally is in trouble, may signal weaker stocks

    The Santa Claus rally is in trouble. That’s the tendency for the stock market to rise on the last five days of the old year, and the first two days of the new year — typically good for a gain of 1.3%, and historically the best seven-consecutive-day period of the year. But not so far. With…

  • Economy, Gaza war and China ties dominate

    Economy, Gaza war and China ties dominate

    Presidential candidates Anies Baswedan, Prabowo Subianto, and Ganjar Pranowo, along with their vice presidential candidates, are posing for photos after the first presidential candidate debate at the General Election Commission (KPU) office in Jakarta, Indonesia, on December 12, 2023. Indonesia is preparing to hold general elections for president and vice president for the 2024-2029 period…

  • SAP to pay more than $230 million to settle bribery charges: DOJ & SEC

    SAP to pay more than $230 million to settle bribery charges: DOJ & SEC

    Christian Klein, CEO of the software company SAP, stands on the podium looking at his cell phone before the start of the company’s Annual General Meeting. Uwe Anspach | Picture Alliance | Getty Images SAP, the $192 billion German enterprise tech company, will pay more than $230 million to settle investigations into worldwide “recidivist” foreign…

  • Spending and ethics in focus

    Spending and ethics in focus

    TikTok has officially launched its e-commerce service TikTok Shop in the US.  Costfoto | Nurphoto | Getty Images Consumers are increasingly turning to social media for their shopping this holiday season, and TikTok’s latest venture into e-commerce has emerged at the forefront. For some, it means weighing the convenience of mobile shopping and often low…

  • 5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, September 5

    5 things to know before the stock market opens Tuesday, September 5

    Here are the most important news items that investors need to start their trading day: 1. Stocks slip Stock futures were slightly lower Tuesday to start the trading week. Futures tied to the Dow Jones Industrial Average were down 8 points, or less than 0.1%. S&P 500 futures slid 0.1%, while Nasdaq 100 futures fell 0.3%. Those moves come after…

  • Myanmar won’t be allowed to lead ASEAN in 2026, in blow to generals

    Myanmar won’t be allowed to lead ASEAN in 2026, in blow to generals

    Philippine’s President Ferdinand Marcos, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sarun Charoensuwan, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, Laos’ Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia’s Prime Minister Hun Manet, Malaysia’s Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim and East Timor’s Prime Minister…

  • Central banks in Asia could soon diverge from the Federal Reserve: Nomura

    Central banks in Asia could soon diverge from the Federal Reserve: Nomura

    A food stall in Gwangjang Market in Seoul as South Korea’s central bank is seen to be among the first in the region to cut its benchmark interest rate. Francois Lochon | Gamma-rapho | Getty Images Central banks in Asia could start cutting rates earlier than the Federal Reserve, economists at Nomura predicted. A dovish…

  • Japan signed a critical minerals deal with the U.S. — but it’s still losing the global EV race

    Japan signed a critical minerals deal with the U.S. — but it’s still losing the global EV race

    Sony Honda Mobility CEO Yasuhide Mizuno speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, on Oct. 13, 2022. Sony and Honda’s joint mobility venture unveiled a new EV prototype in January. Kiyoshi Ota | Bloomberg | Getty Images Japan is gearing up to be a larger player in the EV space by signing a critical minerals…

  • Blinken to embark on a high-stakes trip to China

    Blinken to embark on a high-stakes trip to China

    U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee annual policy summit on June 5, 2023 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Secretary of State Antony Blinken is expected to travel to China in the coming weeks for talks, two U.S. officials told NBC News on Tuesday. The…